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Playing Battlefield 4 on 360? Clear some space

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Battlefield 3 on consoles came with a pretty hefty optional install, that would enable the use of higher quality texture packs, resulting in overall better visuals on the aged machines. That’ll be no different for Battlefield 4 on the current consoles – only it’ll take up considerably more space.

In an FAQ post (via VG247), EA and DICE confirmed that the current-gen versions will require a mandatory installation of 2GB’s to even run the game, but that if you want them to look their best, you’ll have to install data from both of the discs you’ll get with the 360 version.

The first, multiplayer-centric disc will install an additional 6.6 GB of content, while the second campaign disc will fill your HDD with a further 5.8 GB of content. In total, that’s around 14GB’s of space you’ll need free to have the best Battlefield experience you can have on the 360.

"We highly recommend performing these additional installations to make sure you have the best experience possible in Battlefield 4," the FAQ says

This might account for why the current beta of the console versions look so poor; they don’t have the additional texture packs. Either way, the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Battlefield 4, despite what EA and DICE would have you believe, just don’t compare to the game you’ll play on PC and next-generation consoles.

PC gamers, meanwhile, are scratching their heads thinking “It’s only 14 gigs! What’s the issue?”

Battlefield 4 is coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 1 (29 October in North America), and will hit the next gen systems once they’re released. Call of Duty: Ghosts is coming just days later.

Last Updated: October 16, 2013

82 Comments

  1. oVg

    October 16, 2013 at 08:34

    PC FOR THE WIN.

    Reply

    • Fair usage John

      October 16, 2013 at 08:40

      PC!

      Reply

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 16, 2013 at 08:46

      TRAITOR!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 16, 2013 at 08:53

        He has seen the light

        Reply

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          October 16, 2013 at 09:04

          If it’s for GTAV, then I totally understand.

          Reply

          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 09:05

            GTA V for PC is only in BETA

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 10:19

            It’s our absolute pleasure.

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 16, 2013 at 08:54

        I agree!

        Reply

      • NecroRince

        October 16, 2013 at 09:43

        He’s dead to me…

        Reply

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          October 16, 2013 at 10:10

          He might literally be dead to you over and over again on Saturday 😛

          Reply

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 16, 2013 at 10:15

            REVIIIIIIIVE

    • Skyblue

      October 16, 2013 at 08:49

      Yup. I have about 13 terrabytes of space in total. I wonder how that would look sticking out of my PS3 or X360.

      Reply

    • FoxOneZA

      October 16, 2013 at 08:50

      FINALLY OVG HAS COME TO THE MASTER RACE!

      Reply

      • oVg

        October 16, 2013 at 09:10

        DO YOU SMELL… SOMETHING BURNING?

        Reply

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 16, 2013 at 09:11

          Is it an Xbone in a glass case? We know the PS4 shuts down.

          Reply

        • Otto_ki

          October 16, 2013 at 09:14

          It has no Escape key o_O

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          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:15

            I think I will have to do some research. CAN IT PLAY CRYSIS? 😛

          • Otto_ki

            October 16, 2013 at 09:19

            Sure I don’t see why not. This crysis should work just fine as long as you don’t mind playing in colorblind mode 😛

          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:25

            SICK 🙂

      • NecroRince

        October 16, 2013 at 09:44

        Oh please, the moment he buys a PC Beiber will grow a dick.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 16, 2013 at 10:15

          I think the prior is FAR more likely than the latter

          Reply

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 10:24

            HAHAH 🙂

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 16, 2013 at 08:50

      HAHAHA

      Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 16, 2013 at 08:51

      Have an upvote. I am seriously planning my next gen to be on PC but no… wait. Soul Calibur. Boob physics… Must… get… console… must HAVE BOOOBSSSS

      Reply

    • ElimiNathan

      October 16, 2013 at 08:52

      I don’t see why some ppl prefer BF on console ? Its cray cray

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 16, 2013 at 08:53

        Because its what they used to, plus Bf 3 kicked ass on console!

        Reply

        • ElimiNathan

          October 16, 2013 at 08:55

          True on the what they used to part, as far as it kicking ass on console I have no clue

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 16, 2013 at 08:54

      Are you leaving us for the Master race?

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      • oVg

        October 16, 2013 at 09:00

        Yes I am. I went the console route from 1989-2006 because I did not want to piss about with on-line codes and passes.

        When GTAV comes out for the PC I will become a big rigger. Also hopefully be able to play my games ten years from now considering the consoles do not believe in backwards compat.

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 16, 2013 at 09:01

          One game changed you?

          Reply

          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:02

            Yes, GTAV is the BOMB.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 09:03

            You going to be online this weekend, or is work still giving you hell?

          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:05

            Not sure. But I always get booted out of the lobby for being a Dick 🙂 But there is no better feeling than killing a white dot in a yellow hummer.

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 09:19

            Nothing wrong with running someone over… over and over again, especially if you’re in a bright yellow hummer. Technically it’s their own fault because they didn’t see you coming.

          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:21

            OHHHH… The little white dot saw me coming 🙂

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 16, 2013 at 09:21

            You had the Kinect on?

          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:24

            Yes, on the nearest weather balloon.

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 09:46

            Trust me, the running like a girl screaming we witnessed, they saw OVG coming alright 0-O

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 10:11

            LMAO… so sad I missed that

        • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

          October 16, 2013 at 09:02

          What’s up, my rigger?

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          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:03

            You still have that yee hee haa haircut my rigger?

          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:07

            Lamar for the WIN

          • Skyblue

            October 16, 2013 at 09:11

            THAT’S LACIST!!

          • oVg

            October 16, 2013 at 09:19

            YOUR LACIST 😛

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          October 16, 2013 at 09:03

          Aiming on GTA is much easier on PC, I agree… but it’s fun running Rince over.

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          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 09:46

            That never happened!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 10:21

            You were too drunk to remember it… we were trying to bring you back to the light for missions, but you kept running! lol

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 10:26

            Oh I remember, I was just tired of having my face shot off! HAHAHAH! I mean, LIES! NEVA happened! *books this Friday for Rince and Repeat session 😉

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 10:32

            I didn’t shoot you in the face… seriously man… i just ran you over once or twice.

            I think I’m busy on Friday… can’t play… won’t be available… *runs away*

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 10:35

            CRAP I just remembered flipping having dinner with the wife’s boss, FUCK!! I wanted to play! Wait Dinner only lasts soooo long… hehehe Should be on at 10! or so I hope. You Squirrel don’t hide away with your nuts!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 10:38

            Hahaha…. you gotta check what my character looks like now… been shopping 😛

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 10:51

            Hahah! I should be nicely toasted by then 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 16, 2013 at 10:36

            Rince and repeat! AMEN!! Praise the lord and pass the ammunition!

          • NecroRince

            October 16, 2013 at 10:51

            More like PRAY AND SPRAY!

        • NecroRince

          October 16, 2013 at 09:45

          I’ll believe that when I see it. You, worrying about upgrading RAM and graphics cards, sorry bro, that position is taken in the family already 😛

          Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 16, 2013 at 08:59

      Why do I get this distinct feeling you are trolling us PC gamers? 😛

      Reply

    • Otto_ki

      October 16, 2013 at 09:03

      PC!

      Reply

  2. SaintsRowNigri

    October 16, 2013 at 08:37

    But… is it Skyrim?

    Reply

  3. Fair usage John

    October 16, 2013 at 08:40

    Oh, so there is something good to this day
    PC!

    Reply

  4. Vampyre Squirrel

    October 16, 2013 at 08:45

    That’s less that GTAV!

    GTAV for the win!

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 16, 2013 at 08:50

      *than

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      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 16, 2013 at 09:01

        There, I fixed it. Damn Grammar Nazi

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 16, 2013 at 09:17

          😉

          Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 16, 2013 at 08:52

      Gta v is over 14gb true.

      Reply

  5. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 16, 2013 at 08:45

    Ok so 14GB is pretty big on a console I guess?

    At least it isn’t 30 or 50GB like some games on PC amiright?

    Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 16, 2013 at 08:55

      It’s a console. Install size /should/ be goddamned 0Gb.

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      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 16, 2013 at 08:57

        hahaha

        Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 16, 2013 at 08:58

        A right. My bad #IgnorantAboutConsoles

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      • NecroRince

        October 16, 2013 at 09:47

        Preach it brother!

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      • Brady miaau

        October 16, 2013 at 10:55

        No. I want to install to disk. Whir, whir, whir. I hate little noises and the Xbox DVD drive is not known for its quiet and soothing tones. Dulcet it is not

        Reply

  6. Uberutang

    October 16, 2013 at 09:06

    So tell me again how you do not have to check hardware requirements on Consoles?

    Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 16, 2013 at 09:07

      Don’t be like that. They still don’t have to download patches. Oh…

      Reply

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        October 16, 2013 at 09:09

        Of course we do, but not all of them are as huge as the “master race’s”.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 16, 2013 at 09:09

          Capitals, no inverted commas. 😉

          Reply

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 09:11

            Nah, I totally got it right.

        • Uberutang

          October 16, 2013 at 09:09

          Bigger is better, ask your mom.

          Reply

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 09:11

            How old are you? 12?

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          October 16, 2013 at 09:15

          I just find it really ironic that the main selling point of a console was: It’s not a PC. With all the associated gripes about complexity, OSs, specs, updates, patches, online, etc, etc, etc. Which is fair enough actually. But now it’s all heading back that way.

          Reply

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 16, 2013 at 09:17

            Yeah, they say it isn’t a PC, but it’s closer to a PC than a Mac 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 16, 2013 at 09:21

            The only thing a Mac is close to is those baby toys where you have to push plastic shapes into the correct holes.

  7. NecroRince

    October 16, 2013 at 09:43

    Not that bad, considering GTAV was 8 gigs!

    Reply

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 16, 2013 at 10:12

      Which didn’t take that long to install either… and the patches were small at 59MB each

      Reply

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